Well-known mainboard and gaming notebooks manufacturer, Taiwanese company MSI has just shown a new version of its factory-overclocked implementation for AMD’s Radeon HD 7750 GPU.
The new version is officially called MSI AMD Radeon HD 7750 OC V2 and compared with the company’s previous pre-overclocked HD 7750 video card, it comes with a single and large cooling fan that makes it inherently quieter.
The card is built on AMD
’s “Cape Verde” graphics processing unit that comes with a very small 123-square millimeter die size, containing 1.5 billion transistors.
The default GPU
speed is 800 MHz when working in full load 3D mode, but MSI’s AMD Radeon HD 7750 OC V2 is reportedly
clocked at 830 MHz.
In 2D mode, the frequency of the GPU will drop to a low 300 MHz.
The 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory is clocked at the usual 4500 MHz when in 3D mode, but it drops to 600 MHz when working in 2D.
We’re quite disappointed that overclocking video memory is so unpopular these days as the end-user can seriously overclock the GPU while the memory is usually less responsive if the manufacturer doesn’t take care of this aspect itself.
The memory and the GPU work on a tight 128 bit BUS, so playing games with very high resolutions will be a little tricky and this also explains why many budget users might be tempted to overclock their card.
The “Cape Verde XT” GPU is part of AMD
’s GCN architecture and comes with much improved GPU compute performance.
The GPU has 512 unified shader processors, 32 texturing units and 16 ROPs.
Compared with the AMD Radeon
HD 7770 GHz edition, this is a cut-down “Cape Verde” GPU, with two of its 10 CUs (compute units) disabled and a 20% lower clock speed.